Trump renominates 2 highest military officers

Trump renominates 2 highest military officers
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President Trump wants to keep the two highest military officers in their roles.

Trump is renominating Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Air Force Gen. Paul Selva as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Pentagon announced Friday.

Dunford, a former Afghanistan battlefield commander, was nominated to the Joint Staff by President Obama and served as chairman since September 2015. 

Dunford led U.S. forces and the international coalition in Afghanistan from February 2013 to August 2014, and worked with Obama on troop drawdowns in the country. 

Selva, the Joint Staff's 10th vice chairman, was nominated to the role at the same time as Dunford. He was previously the head of the military’s transportation command, and from 2008 to 2011 he was assistant to the chairman and top military adviser to then secretary of state Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain MORE.

Both generals would serve for a two-year term, but must still be reconfirmed by the Senate.